Today, Sheriff Popkin announced that he will not run for re-election, and puts his trust in Maxwell Uy. His statement is as follows:
"Upon thoughtful consideration, I have made the decision to not seek an additional term as the Sheriff of Montgomery County, Maryland. As my current term continues until December 1, 2022, you have my commitment as Sheriff to continue to serve our community, as I have done everyday for the past 37 years. I am so incredibly grateful to every member of the Sheriff’s Office, past and present, Assistant Sheriffs Chris McBain Calantonio & Bruce Sherman, friends, residents of the community, and most importantly my amazing family. After giving 10-12 hours or more every day during my career as Sheriff, it is time to devote some of that precious time to my wife Suzanne, my children, their significant others and my sweet new grandchild, Baby Miles.
Although the decision to not run for re-election was challenging, I feel a great sense of encouragement in the future of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office , as Chief Deputy Maxwell Uy, has filed his candidacy for the Office of Sheriff. Max’s subject matter experience, dedication and leadership throughout his career, is the reason that I am endorsing him and supporting his candidacy, as the next Sheriff of Montgomery County.
Thank you all for the amazing support for so many years, as Suzanne Ruben Popkin ❤️ and I are looking forward to the next chapter in our lives, starting in 12/2022.
Sincerely and Fondly, Darren M. Popkin, Sheriff Montgomery County, Maryland"
Max has had the opportunity to work with the Sheriff in many roles over the years: as a newly assigned Deputy to the Domestic Violence Section, as a Sergeant assigned to the Public Safety Training Academy, as a Training Coordinator for the Sheriff's Office, as a Division Captain in charge of the Court Services, to his current roles as Chief Deputy. "I want to thank Sheriff Popkin for his endorsement, and I look forward to working with him over the next several months."